Birding By Boat

The two of us sought out Randy and Riparian Tours as a way to float the McKenzie River without the distraction of fishing. We put in at Hamlin and out at Silver Creek, spending about five hours on the river. The tour included a lunch break on shore, with chairs, table and dinnerware. Although the star of the show was the gorgeous McKenzie, with plenty of wildlife and lovely water, our guide Randy was skilled, knowledgeable and a great host and oarsman. If you want to relax into the unspoiled beauty of this scenic river, this is the guide for you.


Anniversary Float

My husband surprised me for our anniversary with a half day tour. It was amazing!!! So beautiful, relaxing, and fun. The boat was pristine, and comfortable. Randy was also the best guide! He was personable, knowledgeable, and had the best snack set up for us! My husband and I both felt very spoiled! Best experience. Thank you again Randy!!


Sisters’ Float

Enjoyed a great half-day tour along the McKenzie, led by Randy, while visiting my sister in Oregon. The weather was beautiful and the trip was all the more memorable with several extra touches to include a vase of flowers attached to the front of the boat, and a delicious lunch of cheese, crackers, nuts, fruit, and chocolate, all enjoyed at a stop along the side of the river. Randy was very knowledgeable, pointing out wildlife as well as interesting facts about the river and the area. He took care of the hard work of navigating, while we sat back, relaxed, and enjoyed the tour. Would highly recommend Riparian Tours for anyone visiting the area and looking for outdoor activities to enjoy!